Rhein-Donau CLUB Inc.

Club History

 

The Rhein-Donau Club (Inc.) has been operational in Perth since 1959 in its present premises. The Club has been established with its prime objective to provide a facility for people form Germany, Austria, Switzerland, other Europeans and residents from Western Australia who enjoy the culture, music, culinary delights and customs of countries embraced by the two major rivers of Europe namely Rhein and Danube.

Over the years the Club has established itself by hosting numerous activities such as the Oktoberfest, German Week, hosted visiting European bands and entertainers, actively supports student exchange and promotes the study of German language in the schools.

Group History

Club Overview

Rhein-Donau Club is a non profit, non denominational and non political organisation and is operated by volunteers and all the moneys raised are channelled to the maintenance and improvements of Club facilities, promotion of educational and cultural activities, assist in the care of aging club members and contribute to major disasters within Australia and overseas. The Club is a member of National Association of German Speaking Clubs (Die Brücke Australien).
The Club operates a number of very active cultural and sporting groups.

  • Heimat Choir (Home Choir) – mixed choir under the baton of a professional musician. The Choir performs at many retirement villages in the metropolitan area, multicultural functions and Club functions free of charge and donations are gratefully accepted.
  • Edelweiss Dance Group and Alpine Bell Ringers – a very dedicated group performing at request at a range of functions and Club functions free of charge and donations are gratefully accepted.
  • Seniors Group
  • Air Rifle Group
  • Air Pistols Group
  • Model Railway Group
  • Table Tennis Group
  • Yoga Group
  • Chess Group
  • Pool Group
  • Miniature War Games Group
  • Skat Group (German Card Group)
  • WA Mandolin Orchestra
The Heimat Choir is always keen to recruit new singers, particularly male tenors. Whilst proficiency in the German language is obviously an advantage, this not a pre-requisite. If necessary, we will teach you to pronounce (as distinct from speak) German. In fact, the only thing you must have is a love of singing! We practice every Tuesday evening (except for a short recess over Christmas and New Year) at 7:30pm at the RDC clubrooms, 110 North Lake Rd. Myaree WA If you can hold a tune and enjoy singing, contact us, or simply turn up on Tuesday evening!